More than two thousand female workers from Phnom Penh SEZ celebrated Women’s day at Diamond island convention and exhibition center
Phnom Penh, 8th March 2017 - On Wednesday the 8th of March, Phnom Penh SEZ, the leading special economic zone in Cambodia, invited 2000 female workers to attend an official ceremony organized to celebrate the International Women's Day which commemorates the movement for women's rights worldwide.
The event was presided over by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia as well as Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen and attended by Cambodian Minister of Women’s Affairs, H.E Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi and Lok Chumteav Oknha Lim Chhiv Ho, Chairwoman of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.
This year the ceremony, held under the theme “women for peace and prosperity” and organized by the Ministry for Women’s Affairs, gathered a crowd of 3000 Cambodian women, including 2000 workers from the industrial estate.
"We have been working very closely with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to offer the unique opportunity to our workers to participate in this event,” says Michelle Zhao, Senior Manager of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc.
Chairwoman Madam Lim has personally offered breakfast, allowance and gifts to 2000 women. The company has organized the half day trip and provided the means of transportation. Currently 16,000 people are working at Phnom Penh SEZ of which 80% are female.
"This was a special occasion to contribute to Cambodian society’s development and especially to celebrate women’s rights,” says Michelle Zhao.“Our industrial estate is not just a major local draw for employment of people, it is also a large “physical place” which aspires to build a real community inside the zone. We are delighted to contribute to these kind of initiatives and have undertaken significant projects that help make this a better place to be.”
Phnom Penh SEZ is always proactively engaged in strengthening the bond between the company and the workers.Through its regular CSR projects and equally by committing to constantly improve the workers condition of life, the industrial estate has now become one of the most attractive and modern work destinations in Cambodia today.
“Our Chairwoman is trying to encourage our workers to participate more actively in social activities, “says Michelle Zhao.“She has survived a tragic history, she started from nothing and has struggled to get where she is now. She is a symbol of success for all women in the kingdom. Now, she tries to emphasis her spirit and experience to the surrounding people and first to all to the women at Phnom Penh SEZ.” Says Michelle Zhao.